rete testis

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Noun1.rete testis - network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
plexus, rete - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
ballock, bollock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
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1) Lymphomas of the testis usually present as a unilateral testicular mass of variable size and can show contiguous spread to rete testis, epididymis, spermatic cord and rarely to tunica albuginea.
The rete testis is formed by the convergence of seminiferous tubules within the mediastinum of the testicle.
Rete testis adenocarcinoma is also an important differential diagnosis, particularly when the tumors are infiltrative into the adjacent testicular hilus and lack the classic presentation of thickened tunica vaginalis, which is commonly seen in mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis.
The rete testis showed extensive cystic dilatation as did the tubules in the epididymal head.
Ultrasound guided aspiration was carried out from one of the cystic lesion in the rete testis.
The EDs is located between the rete testis of the testis and the IS of the epididymis, and is covered by the epididymal fat.
L'adenocarcinome du rete testis, le cystadenome papillaire epididymaire et meme les metastases testiculaires doivent aussi etre consideres comme des diagnostics differentiels (8).
An unnecessary surgery for epididymal cysts may cause an injury to rete testis which may lead to infertility.
Origin or a definitive involvement of the tunica vaginalis or the rete testis could not be demonstrated after correlation of gross and microscopic findings.
Ultrasound examination of the scrotum revealed cystic changes in the rete testis regions of both testes, more pronounced on the symptomatic (right) side (Figures 1 through 3).
The presence of high concentrations of estrogen in the rete testis fluid (Free and Jaffe, 1979) and the existence of estrogen receptor alpha (ER[alpha]), as well as beta (ER[beta]), in the ED (Hess et al.